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10 Indications 2018 Will be a Big Year for Smart Home Installations

As smart-home products go mainstream, and IoT becomes ever more hyped and confusing, we should see more demand for professional installations.

Julie Jacobson · December 29, 2017

Parks Associates: Security and Smart Home Research for 2017

Parks Associates and CE Pro sister publication Security Sales & Integration reveal statistics on security and smart-home adoption and consumer preferences.

CE Pro Editors · December 27, 2017

Who Buys Smart Home Tech? Test Your Knowledge of the Home-Tech Market

Take this 6-question CE Pro Quiz to determine how well you know the desires, income level, home size and more of the best potential customers for professional smart home installation services.

Jason Knott · November 29, 2017

Affluent Millennials, Home Tech and Chilling Lessons from Wealth Management Industry

J.D. Power survey suggests wealth-management firms are ignoring ’emerging affluent Millennials’, causing the generation to move to online investment vehicles. Custom home-technology pros be warned.

Julie Jacobson · November 22, 2017

Millennials, Amazon Prime Members to Drive CE/Smart-Home Purchases this Holiday

Parks Associates research indicates video doorbells will be more popular than voice-control products this 2017 holiday, and that millennials and Amazon Prime members will be key purchasers of CE and smart-home devices.

Julie Jacobson · November 17, 2017

Longtime A/V Industry Consultant John Stiernberg Dies at 66

John Stiernberg, 66, president and founder of Stiernberg Consulting, whose clients included CEDIA, InfoComm, NSCA and NAMM, passed away after months-long cancer battle.

Jason Knott · November 14, 2017

HDR TV Sales to Increase Approximately 300 Percent by 2021

According to the research company IHS Market, HDR TV sales will grow from just over 12 million in 2017, to about 48 million by 2021.

Robert Archer · November 06, 2017

Insurance, the Smart Home, and the Business of Keeping Customers Engaged

How insurance (insurtech) and other industries are keeping customers engaged through smart-home technologies, remote IoT services, product warranties and client communications.

Julie Jacobson · July 20, 2017

Struggling to Recruit Qualified CE Technicians?

Workforce Study reveals how to find, train and retain the elusive technician!

fmarcello · July 16, 2017

Network Security: Hacking Fears Could Scare Consumers Away from Smart-Home Devices

Research: Even while the adoption of smart-home technology grows, consumer fears of hacking could stunt growth of home automation.

Rodney Bosch · May 01, 2017